Giving Tuesday 2023

Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving back, is November 28th.


The Goal:

Raise $10,000 to help Therapy Teams provide Animal-Assisted Education to local students, helping them achieve academic and educational goals.


$5,947 / 10,000



Hand in Paw Therapy Teams make hundreds of visits to schools each year!

Our Therapy Teams are powerful motivators for students in K-12 schools, after-school programs, and special-needs classrooms. During Hand in Paw's Animal-Assisted Education visits, Therapy Teams help children build reading skills, gain confidence, and foster pro-social behaviors. 

Hand in Paw is flooded with requests from local schools for visits from Therapy Teams, and we need your help to reach them all! 


This Giving Tuesday, you can make a donation to train new Therapy Teams to reach more students in need and provide classroom resources to volunteers to enhance the quality of their visits.

Unleash Success

Here are a few examples of how Therapy Teams help students unleash success in classrooms!
  • Students read aloud to nonjudgmental furry friends, helping improve literacy skills
  • Special education teachers incorporate Therapy Teams by teaching life skills, speech therapy, social skills, and occupational therapy through the use of a special “Activity Vest”
  • Counselors utilize Therapy Teams during sessions with students to provide comfort and promote communication
  • Therapy Teams visit grieving students after the passing of fellow classmates 
  • Therapy Teams visit college campuses to offer stress relief before midterms and finals
... and so much more.




Your Donations Make a Difference


Donate 3 HIP activity books for students!


Print 100 custom therapy dog bookmarks as a reading incentive!


Provide 3 books for the Sit, Stay, Read program!


Donate 1 therapy dog activity vest for the School's Best Friend program!


Provide READ training to a Therapy Team!


Train a new Therapy Team at HIP’s campus!

Fundraise for Hand in Paw on #GivingTuesday

Giving Tuesday is all about fundraising for a cause you care about.



Start an Instagram Fundraiser:

Create a fundraiser by tapping the Create icon (“+”) in the top right of your feed > select ‘Post’ > choose an image > tap ‘Add Fundraiser’ and select Hand in Paw > add details and tap ‘Share’


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